‘An original and vivid profile of a great but enigmatic man.’
The Irish Times
Since his execution in 1916, Roger Casement’s place in history has become a riddle entwined in the waging of war followed by the decline negotiation of peace that has defined Anglo-Irish politics. Was Roger Casement’s rebellious nature motivated as much by his ‘incorrigible’ Irishness as by his exposure of the appalling crimes against humanity that he witnessed in Africa and South America?
ANGUS MITCHELL has edited two volumes of documents on Roger Casement’s diplomatic and human rights achievement in South America: The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement (1997) and Sir Roger Casement’s Heart of Darkness (2003).